Please Step Away from The Crazy

Do you suffer from this problem too? Would you consider this a character issue… a”flaw”? Have you found ways to compensate? I am feeling more than a little bit frustrated because here I am…almost 45 and I am just now recognizing a BIG problem with myself. Sure, there are lots of other things about me…

O Lord You Are….Who Are You?

Oh my Goodness….Thank You! YOU are at it again! You are The Best! You are SO COOL. I LOVE it when all things seem to converge into ONE BIG LIFE LESSON. You, God, are so Good to tell me in bold face what the next thing that I need to understand is! And this time it is…God. Easy…

I Need…Truth

Let’s work from the premise that God made us good. He said it! When God says it…then it is so! In the beginning  God makes the heavens and the earth…the day and the night…the waters and the sky…the land and the sea…seed bearing plants and trees… “And God said, ‘Let the water teem with living creatures,…

Heresy – My “Crime”?

A few months ago I came across a quick questionnaire that in ten minutes told me my personality “type”. I shared the quiz with my friends and family and they confirmed that the test was “accurate”. Many of them had done the longer version and were already aware of their personality proclivities. I did not…

Divine Appointment

I am not Charismatic. Or maybe I am. I never thought that I had much in common with people who worship for hours unceasing…and speak or chatter in unintelligible (to me at least) sounds… or dance around and wave their hands or fall on the ground and lay prostrate on the floor. But you know…

Idioms, Adages and a Nugget of Wisdom

1. A tiger doesn’t change its stripes… and a leopard doesn’t change its spots. 2.Don’t make a deal with the devil…or with a man who does not Believe. When the oath that has been made is broken or the rules are changed mid-game we should have expected as much. “Fool me once, shame on you!…

Stroll in the Park…Hardly

“I come to the garden alone While the dew is still on the roses And the voice I hear falling on my ear The Son of God discloses. And He walks with me, and He talks with me, And He tells me I am His own; And the joy we share as we tarry there, None other has ever known. He speaks, and…

Honor …and What? The Meaning of a Word

Achievement is the knowledge that you have studies and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that is nice too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success. ~ Helen Hayes   I read this quote the other day…

Growing Pains

This is part of a message that was sent to me this morning from a good friend. By the way,  one of the best things about having a good friend…they send us things and say things when we need it most. An excerpt from the devotional she passed along…”Paul Miller writes, ‘People of faith live in the desert.…

I’m a Bird

Young Allie, “Now, say you’re a bird.”… Young Noah, “If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.” Aaaahhhh. Sigh. Be still my heart. That is my favorite scene of any movie ever. I imagine that it will always be. Just watch.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N3qEw2Plx0.  . Sigh. Sigh again. The Notebook. The most romantic book and movie EVER. You might think…

Let it Happen to Me…According to Your Word

” Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her. Luke 1:38. Mary, young girl that she was, knew who she was. She was a servant of the Lord. She was God’s child. Stasi Eldredge writes the following excerpts in her…